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KaMAZ Mustang

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Tactical truck

  • ORIGIN
    Russia

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    2001 - 2002

  • DESIGNER
    KaMAZ

  • PRODUCTION
    2003 - present

  • PRODUCERS
    Russia - KaMAZ

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Good mobility
    Limited costs
    Average fuel consumption

Introduction

The KaMAZ Mustang series of modern tactical trucks of Russian origin. This series was developed from the earlier lineup of KaMAZ military trucks. The Mustang series is more rugged and militarized than the previous KaMAZ lineup, which remains in production besides the Mustang.

Layout

Knowledge and experience from the KaMAZ-4310 family has been incorporated into the newer Mustang series. The Mustang series comes in a 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 variant, called the KaMAZ-4350, -5350 and -6350 respectively. All versions feature the same forward control cab and basic chassis design. A wide variety of body types can be installed. Normally a flatbed with drop sides and tarpaulin cover is fitted. The Mustang series features an unarmored driver's cab.An add on armor kit is optional. Low visibility internal armor is being researched. No NBC system or smoke equipment are present. The Mustang series is unarmed.

Cargo capacity

The chassis allows for a wide variety of body types and includes cargo, shelter, tanker and various weapon systems. The Mustang series has been utilized for various weapon platforms, including the Pantsir-S1 air defense vehicle and various multiple rocket launchers. Depending on the version the standard truck models allow for 7 to 12 t of cargo or 30 to 40 troops.

Mobility

Both on road and off road performance of the Mustang series is very good. All members of the series feature all wheel drive and wide range gear boxes. Variable tire pressure ensures high mobility on all kinds of surface. Propulsion is provided a 240 hp, 260 hp or 360 hp V8 diesel engine for the 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 versions respectively. Proper operation is ensured between -50 to +45 degrees Celsius.

Users

The Mustang series was officially accepted by the Russian military in 2002, with production starting next year. The whole series is available for export and many weapon systems utilize a Mustang as a chassis.

Variants

KaMAZ-4350

The KaMAZ-4350 is the 4x4 4.000 kg variant of the Mustang family. It uses a forward control cab with the engine mounted underneath. A spare tire is fitted behind the cabin.

TypeTactical truck
Crew1 + 2 in cab
Length7.95 m
Width2.5 m
Height3.07 m (cab), 3.22 m (tarpaulin)
Ground clearance0.39 m
Weight7.8 t empty, 11.9 t max load
Ground pressureVariable tire pressure
WheelbaseWheeled chassis, 4x4, 4.2 m wheelbase, 2.05 m track
Turn radius?
EngineKaMAZ-740.11.240 V8 diesel, 240 hp at 2.200 rpm
Power ratio30.8 hp/t empty, 20.2 hp/t under max load
TransmissionManual, 10 forward, 1 reverse
Speed100 km/h on road
Fuel295 L
Range?
Wall0.6 m
Trench0.5 m
Gradient68 % gradient, 44 % slope
Fording1.75 m
ArmorOptional
NBC equipmentNo
Night visionNo
SmokeNo
RemarksUp to 30 troops in rear, 4.8 x 2.42 m load area, 4.100 kg max cargo, 7.000 kg max towed load
Armament-
Weapon1-
Weapon2-
Weapon3-
Weapon4-
Weapon5-
Weapon6-

KaMAZ-5350

The KaMAZ-5350 is the 6x6 6.000 kg variant of the Mustang family. It uses the same chassis as the 4x4 variant, but adds another rear axle in a boomerang suspension for increased weight and towing capacity. The engine is slightly stronger than the one used in the 4x4 variant. The external dimensions and cargo area are identical to the 4x4 variant.

TypeTactical truck
Crew1 + 2 in cab
Length7.95 m
Width2.5 m
Height3.07 m (cab), 3.22 m (tarpaulin)
Ground clearance0.39 m
Weight9.2 t empty, 15.85 max load
Ground pressureVariable tire pressure
WheelbaseWheeled chassis, 6x6, 3.33 + 1.32 m wheelbase, 2.05 m track
Turn radius?
EngineKaMAZ-7406.10 10.85 L V8 diesel, 260 hp at 2.200 rpm
Power ratio28.3 hp/t empty, 16.4 hp/t under max load
TransmissionManual, 10 forward, 1 reverse
Speed100 km/h on road
Fuel295 L
Range1.000 km
Wall0.6 m
Trench0.6 m
Gradient68 % gradient, 44 % slope
Fording1.75 m
ArmorOptional
NBC equipmentNo
Night visionNo
SmokeNo
RemarksUp to 30 troops in rear, 4.8 x 2.42 m load area, 6.650 kg max cargo, 12.0 tmax towed load
Armament-
Weapon1-
Weapon2-
Weapon3-
Weapon4-
Weapon5-
Weapon6-

KaMAZ-6350

The KaMAZ-6350 is the 8x8 10.000 kg variant of the Mustang family. It features a longer chassis than used in the 4x4 and 6x6, resulting in a large cargo area. All four front wheels are capable of steering.

TypeTactical truck
Crew1 + 2 in cab
Length9.93 m
Width2.5 m
Height3.08 m (cab), 3.26 m (tarpaulin)
Ground clearance0.39 m
Weight12.1 t empty, 22.6 t max load
Ground pressureVariable tire pressure
WheelbaseWheeled chassis, 10x10, 1.94 + 3.34 + 1.32 m wheelbase, 2.01 m track
Turn radius13.9 m
EngineKaMAZ-740.50-30 11.75 L V8 diesel, 360 hp at 2.200 rpm
Power ratio29.8 hp/t empty, 15.9 hp/t under max load
TransmissionManual, 9 forward, 1 reverse
Speed95 km/h on road
Fuel375 L
Range?
Wall?
Trench?
Gradient68 % gradient, 44 % slope
Fording1.75 m
ArmorOptional
NBC equipmentNo
Night visionNo
SmokeNo
RemarksUp to 39 troops in rear, 6.1 x 2.42 m load area, 10.500 kg max cargo
Armament-
Weapon1-
Weapon2-
Weapon3-
Weapon4-
Weapon5-
Weapon6-

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